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July 17, 2013

LOSST money set aside for storm sirens

The Centerville City Council Monday night, July 1, voted 3-0 to approve a request from Fire Chief Mike Bogle to earmark the remaining Local Option Sales and Service Tax money returned to the city for the storm siren project.

The money will be used as local match money to acquire a grant.

Centerville does not at this time have active, working storm sirens.

Not present were councilmen Richard Smith and Darrin Hamilton.

Nancy Huisman, with Hall Engineering, gave the council new information concerning the Safe Routes to School project. The project has been delayed again and a new bid letting has yet to be determined.

Centerville Mayor Jim Senior named Mike Thomas Citizen of the Month for July. Thomas is a Betterment or Bust group volunteer.

In other action:

• Approved to have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 at City Hall for the purpose to take additional action for the authorization of a general obligation lease purchase agreement not to exceed $80,000 to acquire two police vehicles.

• Approved a request from Joyce Davis, temporary city clerk, to carry over any unused personal time.

• Agreed to have city attorney, Mike Craver, contact Ahlers & Cooney PC to discuss financing options for the State Street project.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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